Five Seasons Prado
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 209
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by aracauna:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Rerate 1-17-03: I'm not sure what the problem was the first time I went to the place. This place has good beer. The Brewmaster specializes in classical German styles and the Head Brewer specializes in west coast ales so you get a large variety of beers. The Big Horn Bock was an amazing bock and even the little Helles was quite the tasty beer. Since they only have 2 year-round beers and a huge recipe list of beers (around thirty last count) there's always something new on tap and the selection seems much larger than just the 5 taps.
(6-10-02) Service is good. The waiter continued to be friendly and helpful even after he realized we were only going to buy the two $5 samplers and the $8 pizza. The place is really nice looking, a little upscale, but not stifling. The food was creative and of good quality. (We had the salmon and artichoke pizza). My qualm, however, is with the beer. Everything is really timid. Their maibock and dunkelweisse were the best of the bunch, but still seemed watered down and to timid. The beers aren't bad just a little dissapointing. The do have a beer called the big hoppy monster and a couple of other brews that could prove to me that I just came at a bad time, but until then, I can't rate them very highly on quality.
02-17-2003 20:37:58 | More by aracauna
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3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I made a afternoon out of it to see the prado area. So I had to stop at this one. Very open space as soon as you walk in and the hostess is right in front of you. The bar is somewhat on a pedestal being as it is the only thing with stairs to it. Nice seating area outside very cozy looking. Big fish tank off to the left from the center of the bar. Nice flat screens surround the bar ( to bad golf was on ) A big projection screen right in the middle. The wall behind is covered with some high end liquors.
My waitress seemed a bit grumpy, very short with words and just had the "I want out type attitude". All and all she did stay on top of refreshing my drinks.
I will say this very impressive line of tasty beers. One of the very best of brewpubs I've been too were every one of the samplings were solid. I had two samplings one of the lighter ABV which five were featured and the other a bit more expensive had a higher ABV and there were four of them. To me the stars of the show were the hopgasm absolutely amazing tasting IPA, and the chug monkey very light and crisp an kind of had that macro taste, but possible the best tasting macro I've had.
As for the food it was overpriced in my opinion. I mean $14 for a reuben,yeah it had homemade saurkraut but really nothing to it and the quality wasn't all that great. I just think you should get a bit more for the buck. I had a pretzel for an appetizer and that was well wrth it.
A good place for the family and for dad's to get there craft beer drink on. I would definetly come back if I had the time. I did put the value as a bit pricey just because the food was highly priced but the thing that matters ( the beer ) is very reasonable.
05-14-2012 01:02:40 | More by TheFightfan1
3.78/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
A lazy Thursday afternoon lead to a relaxing and inviting late lunch and a dive into several pints. What a way to kill time in northern Atlanta.
Not far off of the main 1-75 interstate and tucked into the back corner of seemingly newly built complex of offices and retailers, this brewpub seems to be a good stopover for trasients and suburban types alike. There seemed to be enough parking in front, but I can see how peek times can push into the commons garage nearby.
With a stand-alone building and a large silo-looking construction, the brewpub is hard to miss. There's a newness and clean, fresh feel with the approach and entrance into the building that seems cut from the same cloth of Outback Steakhouses or O'Charlies. A very suburban model. An inside open floor plan allows for tiered views as the bar sits prominantly upon a slightly raised platform with the brewing operations receeding through the glass wall behind. Sevaral televisions showed multiple sporting options with no sound, but the ambient music in the background suffice.
A quick perusing of the bar and then settling in at a hightop table nearby, a clear view of the restaurant and bar reveals bar seating for about 20-30, and table tops for about the same. Dining tables seem numberous and are set at a lower level area than from the bar. Storefront windows reaveal a large and secluded patio that seemed very popular on this particularly comfortable summer day.
Samples and pints all around reveals most of the beer offerings to be average to above average, but with the standout beers of Seven Sisters and Hopgasm. Others tried were the Munich Helles, Humdinger Hefeweizen, and Maibock. There just wasn't enough time to drink the Long Strange Tripel and the Scottish Ale that had the impression of quality as well.
A menu of hodge-podge standard American cuisine lacks identity but any non-discriminant chain restaurant goer will find something satisfying here. The cuban sandwich and beer cheese soup were fine for a late lunch, but didn't seem out of the norm at all.
The bar tender was pulling double duty, catering to a few tables and bar patrons. Though attentive enough, I didn't get the sense that we were exactly her first priority. Her recommendaiton of Hopgasm was spot on.
Our visit was relaxed and calm, but however without character or identity. I felt like I were in a standard big box restaurant, but with 6-8 house made beers of quality and stature.
09-29-2011 11:45:33 | More by BEERchitect
Five Seasons Prado in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.